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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – Since the advent of Uber and other ride-share applications, ride-hailing services have become one of the more popular ways to get around. The number of rides across America, including in Philadelphia, soar annually. However, along with the increased number of rides comes an increase in Uber accidents. A higher number of accidents is not the only problem. Uber is also negatively impacting other factors like higher traffic fatalities, drastic declines in transit use and increased traffic congestion. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) certainly have a place in the mobility network of each […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – New Jersey personal injury attorney Todd J. Leonard recently recovered a $3,100,000 settlement on behalf of his client who suffered serious injuries in an airport slip and fall accident in Essex County, New Jersey. The accident occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport in February 2014. Leonard’s client was disembarking from a US Airways flight. She had to disembark onto the tarmac instead of a jetway due to the small size of the commuter plane. After stepping onto the tarmac, she slipped on icy pavement and fell. She sustained serious injuries to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2019 – A Miami driver faces multiple charges in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Hialeah, Florida. The police officers who arrested him found several beer cans on the floor of his car’s front passenger side. Authorities identified the driver of the nighttime crash as 40-year-old man. He was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident involving a death. A 63-year-old female passenger in an SUV died after the man struck her vehicle. Records indicated the man had a suspended driver’s license and […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2019 – The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm of Denville, New Jersey, obtained a $3,965,000 settlement in a Morris County car accident crash that left a woman with serious orthopedic injuries, as well as a traumatic brain injury. The firm’s client was driving northbound on Bernardsville Road in Mendham, when an oncoming vehicle hit her car head-on after crossing the road’s centerline. The accident occurred on March 28, 2017, during the course of her employment as a successful local realtor. Attorney Todd J. Leonard filed a lawsuit against the defendant, the driver of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2019 – A Florida woman who worked as a certified nursing aide in a Melbourne assisted living facility was charged with abuse of an elderly person and lewd and lascivious molestation of an elderly person. The woman, 39, was arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting an elderly male patient she was caring for at the Brookshire assisted living facility. The patient had dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The nursing aide allegedly sexually assaulted the patient in the middle of the night on December 13, 2018. Her coworkers at the facility called the police […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 30, 2019 – In its newly published annual report, titled Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) says that 69 people in New Jersey were killed while working in 2017. The trade union organization published the report in April. The data was drawn from the U.S. Department of Labor statistics for 2017, the most recent year. In total, 5,147 workplace fatalities were reported in the United States, and an estimated 95,000 more succumbed to a work-related illness. New Jersey’s 69 deaths in […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2019 – Perhaps no group of Americans has been subject to a greater increase in racial profiling over the last two decades than those of Middle Eastern descent. When it comes to air travel, those prejudices are even more acute. But when American corporations condone — and engage in — such practices, the damage inflicted on the victims can last a lifetime. Such was the experience for one United States citizen, whose racial profiling at the hands of Delta Air Lines not only left him humiliated and hospitalized, it resulted in the […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2019 – After six-years of fighting, LaBovick Law Group settles case on pedestrian accident. Brian LaBovick and Peter Hunt, attorneys at LaBovick Law Group, obtained an $8.2 million settlement on behalf of a pedestrian struck by an SUV driven by a teenager. On January 18, 2014, Charles Jacobus was attempting to cross North Military Trail to catch a bus when he was struck by an SUV traveling southbound on North Military Trail near 45th Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. The driver of the SUV was a teenager who had just […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2019 – A widow, acting on behalf of herself and her husband’s estate, filed a lawsuit against Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and others alleging the medical providers’ negligence and breach of the standard of care in looking after her husband resulted in his wrongful death. According to documents filed in court, the deceased was admitted to the hospital on November 3, 2017 for a heart condition. At that time, he received a left ventricular assist device, a medical device used in advance of a heart transplant. The patient had to be re-intubated […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2019 – An appellate court recently reaffirmed an earlier decision in a workers’ compensation case regarding a man’s shoulder injury sustained in a workplace altercation with a fellow employee. The man was found to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The men involved in the fight were both working at Aluminum Shapes in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. Their accounts of the incident, which lead to the shoulder injury, differed. However, the two men engaged in multiple physical confrontations in and around the employee locker room. During these incidents, the injured man was either […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2019 – According to research done by scientists at University of Texas in San Antonio, a new treatment may be available for patients with brain trauma. Currently, there is no particularly effective treatment option for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, a study published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism may change that. The study shows that mice with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were able to recover brain function almost to the level of healthy mice with no TBI. After a brain injury in both mice and humans, dangerous […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – A New Jersey appellate court held The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) was not liable for a worker’s injury resulting from a trench collapse while he was installing steam pipes on TCNJ’s property. TCNJ contracted with A&J Construction (A&J) for a pipe replacement project. A&J employed an experienced pipe layer who excavated a trench to install replacement pipes. The man sustained injuries when the trench collapsed. The man filed a personal injury suit against TCNJ and their project engineer. The trial judge granted the defendants summary judgment, concluding that the defendants […]


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Louisville, KY (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2019 – Louisville car accident law firm Hessig & Pohl recently obtained a $2.6 million settlement on behalf of a client who sustained serious injuries after being struck by a commercial vehicle. The settlement will allow the client to move forward with his life after the horrific collision. Calling the personal injury lawyers at Hessig & Pohl soon after his crash allowed him to pursue compensation for his injuries before the statute of limitations expired. The statute of limitations for a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky is two years from the date of […]


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Blue Bell, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2019 – Ostroff Injury Law is proud to announce that after a massive six year legal battle, the firm has settled the final cases related to a 2013 Greyhound bus crash in Union County, PA. Ostroff Injury Law successfully represented 23 victims from eight different countries against Greyhound Lines, Inc., one of the largest bus operators in the United States. The firm’s recoveries total $21.3 million in verdicts and settlements (including delay damages and post-verdict interest), for its injured clients and for the estate of a tourist from Vietnam, who died in […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 6, 2019 – A 31-year-old South Florida woman was arrested for drunk driving in a deadly collision that killed three teenagers. She was charged with three counts each of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in the May 25 crash. The woman was granted a $300,000 bond. Per the conditions of her release, she will be placed under house arrest and will not be allowed to consume alcohol or drive. She will have to wear an alcohol detection bracelet and a GPS ankle monitor. She will also be required to undergo random alcohol and drug […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2019 – Family members of a woman who died after being hit by a garbage truck brought a wrongful death lawsuit that accused the City of Tampa of negligence. The lawsuit claimed the garbage truck’s backup lights were not functioning and that the vehicle made no audible sounds when reversing. The woman, was on her morning walk when a garbage truck backed up into her in the Davis Islands neighborhood in June 2018. The truck hit her as it was reversing down a narrow alleyway, dragging her 20 to 30 feet into the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2019 – Some traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims retain what is referred to as covert consciousness, but how do medical professionals and family members know if a patient is responsive or not? The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study that indicates that about 15 percent of TBI patients are responding to verbal commands “in their brains” even though there are no external signs that they are doing so. The study recorded brain responses in acute TBI patients with a specialized computer analysis program applied to EEG recordings. According […]


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Mount Pleasant, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2019 – Mount Pleasant personal injury attorney Nathan Hughey recently took a look back on one of his most significant truck accident settlements in recent years. Hughey’s client, who has authorized Hughey to explain his case, was a young man who suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury when he was thrown from his pickup truck after another truck collided with it. The injuries left him paralyzed from the waist down. Hughey brought suit against the other truck’s driver and his company, resolving the matter on his client’s behalf at mediation for $5.425 […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2019 – In 2017 three dogs attacked a 5-year-old boy in Manor, Texas. Although surgeons did save his damaged arm, he must have continuous medical care. Three dogs dragged the 5-year-old victim down the street before his mother could interrupt the attack. The boy was taken to the hospital to attend to his arm. As of 2019, despite saving the arm, the now 7-year-old requires continued medical care. At trial, the Travis County Judge, sentenced the dog’s owner, a 45-year-old man from Del Valle, to three years in jail for negligently failing to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 9, 2019 – Florida lawmakers could soon approve a bill that cracks down on a broad range of distracted driving activities including applying makeup, interacting with a pet or holding a cellphone while behind the wheel. Senator Wilton Simpson introduced legislation that aims to classify texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving as a primary offense in the state. If it is approved, police officers would be allowed to pull over and ticket a driver for distracted driving without the necessity of a prior reason. Although texting while driving is currently illegal […]


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